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Interpreting
and Curve Fitting Temperature Data


 
This activity uses actual temperature data to initiate an exploration of the connections between coefficients and graphs of sine equations. It is an extension of a lesson taught by Andy McFarland and further developed by Robin Ward, at the time students at the University of Virginia. Mathematics
Topics: This
activity involves sine equations and their coefficients (amplitude,
period, vertical shift, horizontal shift), curve fitting, and regression. Sample Screen
Shots:
Figure 2. An Incremental Approach to CurveFitting the Washington data 

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